Ken Burns Effect

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by strawberry, Jul 23, 2004.

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    strawberry Guest

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend software that is good for the
    'Ken Burns Effect' ie moving image.

    strawberry, Jul 23, 2004
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    Imaginate is a stand-alone that can do this. Otherwise, most good editors
    are capable of doing this. Premiere can and, as I understand it, Vegas can
    as well.
    PTRAVEL, Jul 23, 2004
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    Bill Van Dyk Guest

    Isn't the "Ken Burns Effect" a simple video zoom and/or motion applied
    to a still image? Unless there's something I'm missing, doesn't seem to
    me that he deserves the honor of having such a pedestrian and basic
    technique named after him.
    Bill Van Dyk, Aug 16, 2004
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    G.I.O. Guest

    I think he deserves credit if, for nothing else, he has proven that it is not
    necessary to use
    up the entire Video Toaster tool box of special effects to get ones point
    across. That a simple camera move or dissolve usually does just find. I'd
    give it to him just for that.

    G.I.O., Aug 16, 2004
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    nappy Guest

    well.. certainly it is.. and Ken Burns was probably only the 1,567,898th
    person to use it. Attributing pan and scan to Ken Burns is a bit of a
    stretch. He's a good doc maker.. but boring at times..
    nappy, Aug 16, 2004
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    MSu1049321 Guest

    He did such a good ob with the rostrum camera and moving in and around within
    the image, that he made a whole new generation aware of the creative
    possibilites of this method. He didn't invent it, no, he brought it back from
    obscurity though.
    MSu1049321, Aug 17, 2004
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    nappy Guest

    you attribute a bit too much to Ken.
    nappy, Aug 17, 2004
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    Seattle Eric Guest

    Much as Speilberg brought back the rotoscoping effect used in
    "Forbidden Planet" in "Raiders of the Arc".
    Seattle Eric, Aug 17, 2004
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    Richard M. Guest

    Rich M.
    Richard M., Aug 20, 2004
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    Someone Guest

    Canopus' Imaginate
    Moving Picture

    are both decent products. Imaginate works very fast.
    Someone, Aug 20, 2004
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    MSu1049321 Guest

    "Moving Picture" is another popular program for this.

    I feel I must point out, (using the hipster talk of the young) that "ken burns"
    style is now considered "old and busted". The "New hotness" is animated layers
    in a still, a la "The Kid Stays In The picture", and "Dogtown & Z-Boys". These
    are lots more work to do well, because you have to break the still down into at
    least two and prefereably four or more layers, re-create a background plate
    from the existing shot, then add subtle movments to each independent layer,
    while animating the virtual camera. Kind of a "2 and 1/2-D" effect, but man oh
    man, when you do it right, you really grab an audience by the eyeballs... if
    you have not seen "the kid stays...", do yourself a favor and rent it. Besides
    a fascinating story, well told, it's just damn marvelous animation of old photo
    stills, it will inspire you, as it has a myriad of imitators this past
    season... you see this look on all the hip, hot new promos and opens.
    MSu1049321, Aug 20, 2004
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    nappy Guest

    Oh, boy.. Eric.. Speilberg didn't bring anything back except schmultz. You
    ought to watch more movies from that era and prior. Once you do that
    Speilberg's sheen dulls somewhat.
    nappy, Aug 28, 2004
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    Seattle Eric Guest

    <EYE ROLL> We're just talking about specific techniques.
    Seattle Eric, Aug 28, 2004
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    MSu1049321 Guest

    Don't mind him, Eric, he's an asshat. I understood what you were trying to say.
    MSu1049321, Aug 29, 2004
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    nappy Guest

    Me too.. He actually said Spielberg brought back a technique that was
    actually in use at the time. which is wrong. What's unclear about that?
    nappy, Aug 30, 2004
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    Seattle Eric Guest

    Jesus, you're a dickhead. What's it like to be so sour?
    Seattle Eric, Sep 1, 2004
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    nappy Guest

    Your feellings are hurt because of a statement about Speilberg? How do you
    derive that I am sour? Just being factual. It is rather hard when everyone
    is so emotional.. You, my friend.. are a bit too touchy. If you tried to
    just simply address an issue instead of constantly reacting like a baby.. we
    might have a discussion. At this point , calling me names has no effect at
    all. Hope it makes you feel better though.. cause that's what it's all about
    nappy, Sep 3, 2004
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